Spring is a wonderful time to think about newness, new life, new ways, new habits. It is a perfect time to talk about what re-news us. In this month’s Teaching Catholic Kids, let’s focus on language and behavior that renews us – kindness, virtue, the example of great leaders....
Our Church leader, Pope Benedict XVI, visits the United States this month. OSV online is providing start-to-finish coverage of the historic visit. Click over to www.osv.com/papalvisit and download a free prayer card for each of your students (they can also be ordered), add a prayer on our "web of prayers," find the schedule, news, blog, links and more. Let the Holy Father's visit be a "teachable moment" with your students.
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Feature Article: Excerpts from an interview with Cardinal Avery Dulles by William Bole»
Activity One: "Freshen the Air"»
Activity Two: "Floral Note Reminders"»
Teacher Pattern: "Star Pattern" and words of kindness»
Soul Food for Teachers: "How to Keep the Presence of God"»
Cathechist Know-how: "Car Wash for the Soul"»
Risen Lord, when You appeared to Your disciples, they were afraid they were seeing a ghost. You immediately reassured them. You didn’t take pleasure in their being afraid, nor did You make fun of them. Open my heart, Jesus, that I may never make fun of someone else or act happy and laugh when another is afraid or confused. May I step forward and immediately reassure them.
(Adapted from Kelley Renz’s God Listens to Our Children: Kids’ Prayers for Every Day of the Liturgical Year, 2006. Encourage your parents to order copies for their children.)
Our Sunday Visitor regrets the presence of several mistakes in this book’s third chapter. The corrected version of this Family Gathering may be downloaded by clicking here»
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